It takes a special person indeed to put up with chasing me around the city to pick up my laptop. They delivered it back to me in Cherrybrook at the end of the day, all fixed! Thank you so much boys.
Mona, Camden

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This computer repairs blog is about remote work. Something that in this day and age has become a familiar theme.  The tag ‘remote’ that is used by employers around the world is no longer a novelty, however, it does still cause distrust and many questions. The doubts of potential employees can basically be brought down to ‘And what’s the catch?’ question because, remote work can be so advantageous for both parties.

A picture of a man on a beach with a laptop

Remote work as it should be

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Good day, dear readers of Mobile Geeks computer repairs blog! Nowadays, technological progress does not stand still, and every day, not only new devices, interfaces, etc come out….but the old tried and true devices get improved.

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Hello lovely computer repairs DIYers :) This article is about disabling UAC. If you do not know that that is, then possibly you will need to call your computer repairs tech to sort that problem out. However, if you do, read on as it may be useful for you.  If you like to retain a bit of security but, still hate those annoying User Account Control prompts, you can remove that. The trick is useful for Administrator accounts only. What we will be doing in this computer repair tips article is learning how to change Windows Vista to automatically elevate the privilege level for administrators – but – without the prompting.

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Hello lovely people :)

In this installment of our computer repairs How To we will be talking about adding another item to the context menu for Defrag. YOu can do that with a simple registry hack. After downloading the hack (link at the bottom of this blog) you will have a new item on the right-click menu for your drives…

This will start up the command-line version of Disk Defragmenter (after accepting the UAC prompt)

Manual Registry Hack

Through the start menu search or run box open up regedit.exe and then browse down to the following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshell

You need to create a new key under shell called *runas*, and then set the (Default) value to *Defragment*. If you want to hide this menu item behind the Shift key right-click menu, then add a new string called Extended with no value.

You’ll now need to create a key called *command* and set the default value to the following, which is the command to run defrag with the default options but show verbose output.

defrag %1 -v

Also, you can choose from one of the other defrag switches here if you prefer.

Downloadable Registry Hack

Simply download, extract, and double-click on either AddDefragToDriveMenu.reg (for the regular menu) or AddDefragToExtendedDriveMenu.reg (to hide behind the Shift key). There’s also an included removal script that will remove either one.

Download AddDefragToDriveMenu Registry Hack (link)

I do hope you got that. If something is still unclear, drop us a line at Mobile Geeks and one of our computer repairs experts will be able to help.

Over and out

MobileGeekette

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Data recovery

February 25th, 2011

Sooner or later we all need to learn about data recovery, because sooner or later we all run into  problems with the hardware and to access the lost data, we will need data retrieval help from expert computer repairs geeks. Even if you are extra careful with your computer and its components, you can still end up with a damaged and unusable hard drive. Continue reading “Data recovery” »

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And here we go again! Another scam has hit the computer services network. This time it is spreading via Facebook and the computer nerds are calling it the Facebook photoshop scam. It is reported that it has already claimed more that 600,000 people and continues to infect the social networking site. Readf an learn how to protect yourself and save some money on computer repairs call out. Continue reading “Facebook photoshop scam is about to infect you” »

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Hands up if you have an iPhone? Chances are you and many of your friends and family do. With the impending release of the iPhone 4g to the Australian market, there has certainly been a buzz in the media, nerd ranks and iPhone aficionados, and it’s no surprise really. Ever since the release of the first iPhone to the Australian market, it has been considered one of the best phones that has incredible flexibility. Apply struck gold with their original formula and have been slowly tweaking it, listening to consumer feedback and demands and this still holds true for the next generation, the iPhone 4g.

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